Think you need deep experience to ace passive candidate recruiting? Not at all. Jacqueline Benedetti has been with Toronto-based Tim Hortons for about five years, first in Operations and now in HR as a Talent Acquisition Specialist. She’s been formally recruiting for less than a year, yet had some of the highest InMail response rates among LinkedIn’s global customers in the last 12 months. This fourth interview in our series is a good reminder that respect and common courtesy are at the core of successful passive candidate recruiting.
Why does Tim Hortons focus on recruiting passive candidates?
The best people won’t always come to us, so we need to go to them. Looking to other industries is one way we bring in the best talent. But it’s not just about recruiting them – it’s also about networking. We want them as contacts regardless, because they can often refer other candidates or be sources of information.